Sunday, September 28, 2008

It's a Dog's Life

Once a year we can bring our pets to church for the blessing of the animals. It's a day to celebrate what animals add to our lives. It was mostly a dog day in the chapel. Plus 2 cats and 1 hamster. Each song was punctuated by barking of some sort. Amazingly, my dog was very well behaved and one of the children took it upon herself to pet her throughout the service. We also sung a hymn that I hadn't heard for a long time, but really enjoy, which is "God of the Sparrow." Hopefully this blessing will mean that my dog will be on her best least for a day or two.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Small Groups Changing the World

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead -

In spite of people worrying that the world is going to hell in a handbasket, good is still being done. Today one of the local community organizations sponsored a day of volunteering with projects all over Denver. We were at local school, where all the planting beds needed some love after a long summer. Mulch covers a multitude of sins in landscaping. So adults and kids together weeded, pruned, and spread mulch by the wheelbarrowful.

Did we change the world today? Probably not. Will parents and teachers notice the change on Monday, even if the 6th graders don't? Probably.

I'm good with that.

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